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LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: X Is For Xim--Just Kidding, It's For Xfce

Feb 20, 2001, 18:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"What has impressed me so much with Xfce is the way everything fits together. Apps and configuration applets can be accessed from the panel, pop-up menus, or the desktop menu. Finding files and applications is ridiculously easy, too. I had no trouble adjusting to Xfce for daily use, which I cannot say about other environments."

"The other impressive factor going for Xfce is its size: Xfce manages to pull all of this off with far less of a memory footprint than the big two. According to Fourdan, if you run KDE or GNOME with just the same tools found in Xfce, it comes out to double Xfce's memory usage."

"'If you're talking about window managers alone, Xfwm uses a little bit more memory than Icewm or Fvwm,' Fourdan added, 'but only two-thirds of the memory used by Sawfish or Enlightenment, and half of Kwm.'"

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